By Jean Chatzky, Personal Finance Expert and LifeLock Educational Advisor
It’s been more than a month since the Heartbleed bug made headlines. (For those of you who don’t remember, Heartbleed is a bug in OpenSSL encryption software. Left untreated, hackers can steal data—including passwords and other consumer data—undetected.)
In the time that has lapsed, many of the biggest, most traveled sites on the Internet—Google, Facebook, YouTube and Yahoo among them—were fixed or “patched.” And many of those same companies have kicked hundreds of thousands of dollars into a fund devoted to improving security in open source programs like OpenSSL, working to help prevent this from happening again.
But what have you done?